Canadian tea drinkers- Red Rose tea - what happened to quality?


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I've been a Red Rose tea drinker for the past 30 plus years. At one time it was fragrant strong tea.You would open the box and the wonderful aroma would was delicious.I purchased some boxes in the past 2 months and Lipton company, who I believe has taken over Red Rose, has changed the product into GUTROT!
The aroma is gone. There is NO tea flavor. I generally steep my tea for 5-10 min and even after doing this it still is TASTELESS SWAMP WATER
My Red Rose drinking friends have found the same thing.
Is there another tea out there that is comparable to the original Red Rose flavor?
Roseanne
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Wing Lee
>Is there another tea out there that is comparable to the original Red Rose >flavor?
I Googled and found an old post from 1999. They were comparing other teas to Red Rose. One that was recommended, although costing more than Red Rose was:
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Thanks for the link. It is Tetley tea that was compared to Red Rose and I do recall drinking some at some point and it was okay. It's on my supermarket shelf and I don't think it's more expensive than Red Rose. I will be going out to buy some and hopefully their blend has not changed. Thanks, Roseanne > > >>Is there another tea out there that is comparable to the original Red Rose >>flavor? > > I Googled and found an old post from 1999. They were comparing other > teas to Red Rose. One that was recommended, although costing more > than Red Rose was: > >
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Wing Lee
Roseanne, if you're not familiar with British teas or teabags...give PG Tips a try too if Tetley's doesn't suit you, PG Tips is a little more expensive, but I like it. I was also a Tetley's girl for a long time too though, until I got into loose leaf... There is also a major brand called Typhoo which is a little different tasting than Tetley's but I liked it too. Melinda -- "The country has entered an era in which questions are not asked, for questions are daughters of disquiet or arrogance, both fruits of temptation and the food of sacrilege." Djaout > Thanks for the link. It is Tetley tea that was compared to Red Rose and I > do recall drinking some at some point and it was okay. It's on my > supermarket shelf and I don't think it's more expensive than Red Rose. I > will be going out to buy some and hopefully their blend has not changed. > > Thanks, > Roseanne > "siDetRaked" wrote in message > news:tadt311364m89v87f888rapatchqo9fmba@4ax.com... >> >> >>>Is there another tea out there that is comparable to the original Red >>>Rose >>>flavor? >> >> I Googled and found an old post from 1999. They were comparing other >> teas to Red Rose. One that was recommended, although costing more >> than Red Rose was: >> >>
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Melinda
I also used to drink Red Rose, but i don't anymore for the same reason. I have found a Canadian tea which is the best I have had anywhere. It is called 'King Cold" (or Morse's) and is found in all Sobeys and most IGA's. Make sure the package says "with gauze". It is made by Barbour's out in New Brunswick. Let me know what you thought. > Hi > > I've been a Red Rose tea drinker for the past 30 plus years. At one time > it was fragrant strong tea.You would open the box and the wonderful aroma > would was delicious.I purchased some boxes in the past 2 months and Lipton > company, who I believe has taken over Red Rose, has changed the product into > GUTROT! > > The aroma is gone. There is NO tea flavor. I generally steep my tea for 5-10 > min and even after doing this it still is TASTELESS SWAMP WATER > > My Red Rose drinking friends have found the same thing. > > Is there another tea out there that is comparable to the original Red Rose > flavor? > > Roseanne > > >
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Richard Bornstein
Thanks everyone for your input. I will definitely try the different teas and keep you posted as to who's comparable to Red Rose. Roseanne >I also used to drink Red Rose, but i don't anymore for the same reason. I > have found a Canadian tea which is the best I have had anywhere. It is > called 'King Cold" (or Morse's) and is found in all Sobeys and most IGA's. > Make sure the package says "with gauze". It is made by Barbour's out in > New > Brunswick. Let me know what you thought.
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Wing Lee
>Thanks everyone for your input. I will definitely try the different teas >and keep you posted as to who's comparable to Red Rose.
I still use Red Rose to make iced tea. It is the best iced tea I've ever drank. I have it down to a measured science. -- siDetRaked since 1938
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Sorry, I ment "King Cole" not King Cold. > Thanks everyone for your input. I will definitely try the different teas > and keep you posted as to who's comparable to Red Rose. > > Roseanne > > > "Richard Bornstein" wrote in message > news:42407488_1@news.cybersurf.net... > >I also used to drink Red Rose, but i don't anymore for the same reason. I > > have found a Canadian tea which is the best I have had anywhere. It is > > called 'King Cold" (or Morse's) and is found in all Sobeys and most IGA's. > > Make sure the package says "with gauze". It is made by Barbour's out in > > New > > Brunswick. Let me know what you thought. > >
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Richard Bornstein
siDetRakedgq9341h52sgb0c1nnj6inq8j1soi0nnn35@4ax.com3/23/05 12:272ff51e96@spamday.com > >> Thanks everyone for your input. I will definitely try the different teas >> and keep you posted as to who's comparable to Red Rose. > > > I still use Red Rose to make iced tea. It is the best iced tea I've > ever drank. I have it down to a measured science.
May I suggest a Bai Hao (AKA Oriental Beauty, Formosa Oolong, etc.) for iced tea. Try it. Make it strong. You'll thank me.
Best, Michael
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Michael Plant
>May I suggest a Bai Hao (AKA Oriental Beauty, Formosa Oolong, etc.) for iced >tea. Try it. Make it strong. You'll thank me.
I'll try it. Thanks Michael -- siDetRaked since 1938
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>> >>> Thanks everyone for your input. I will definitely try the different teas >>> and keep you posted as to who's comparable to Red Rose. >> >> I still use Red Rose to make iced tea. It is the best iced tea I've >> ever drank. I have it down to a measured science. > >May I suggest a Bai Hao (AKA Oriental Beauty, Formosa Oolong, etc.) for iced >tea. Try it. Make it strong. You'll thank me.
I have used the Ten Ren Oriental Beauty in iced tea, and it works okay, but I think a CTC Ceylon is really a better choice. I tend to use the Nuwara Elya teas rather than the stronger Uva stuff, but the Uvas work nicely.
For something very odd, try a jasmine tea, even the typical 'yellow box' variety. I am not sure if I like the effect or not but I keep trying it.... --scott
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Scott Dorsey
Scott Dorseyd1us8j$6r3$1@panix2.panix.com3/24/05 12:09kludge@panix.com >>> >>>> Thanks everyone for your input. I will definitely try the different teas >>>> and keep you posted as to who's comparable to Red Rose. >>> >>> I still use Red Rose to make iced tea. It is the best iced tea I've >>> ever drank. I have it down to a measured science. >> >> May I suggest a Bai Hao (AKA Oriental Beauty, Formosa Oolong, etc.) for iced >> tea. Try it. Make it strong. You'll thank me. > > I have used the Ten Ren Oriental Beauty in iced tea, and it works okay, > but I think a CTC Ceylon is really a better choice. I tend to use the > Nuwara Elya teas rather than the stronger Uva stuff, but the Uvas work > nicely. > > For something very odd, try a jasmine tea, even the typical 'yellow box' > variety. I am not sure if I like the effect or not but I keep trying > it.... > --scott
scott,
You cannot say, CTC Ceylon is really a better choice. What you can say is, I prefer CTC Ceylon to Bai Hao. (Just clarifying.)
Michael
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Michael Plant
> >You cannot say, CTC Ceylon is really a better choice. What you can say is, I >prefer CTC Ceylon to Bai Hao. (Just clarifying.)
Well, you lose so much of the delicate flavour of the bai hao when you ice it. That's a real shame. --scott
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Scott Dorsey
Scott Dorseyd1usu6$e5d$1@panix2.panix.com3/24/05 12:21kludge@panix.com >> >> You cannot say, CTC Ceylon is really a better choice. What you can say is, I >> prefer CTC Ceylon to Bai Hao. (Just clarifying.) > > Well, you lose so much of the delicate flavour of the bai hao when you > ice it. That's a real shame.
Well, to my taste, even a milder version of a decent Bai Hao is nicer than a richer version of a Ceylon, although I know there are many here who really love Ceylon teas. I'd recommend at least trying it -- those who like iced tea -- and making it strong so as to lose less of the flavor.
Michael
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Michael Plant

I have been a devoted Red Rose tea drinker since the old days. To me it has now lost it's distinctive flavour and tastes just like Salada. This is very unfortunate. Does anyone else agree and is there anything we can do or is this what happens when the big Yankee companies take over?? .
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David LaBallister
Yes, absolutely. I used to drink it exclusively, now i only use it if it is given to me in a restaraunt. If you want to try something alot better, try 'King Cole' tea, with gauze. You can get it at Sobeys and Loblaws. > I have been a devoted Red Rose tea drinker since the old > days. To me it has now lost it's distinctive flavour and > tastes just like Salada. This is very unfortunate. Does > anyone else agree and is there anything we can do or is > this what happens when the big Yankee companies take over?? > .
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Richard Bornstein
> I have been a devoted Red Rose tea drinker since the old days. To me it > has now lost it's distinctive flavour and tastes just like Salada. This is > very unfortunate. Does anyone else agree and is there anything we can do > or is this what happens when the big Yankee companies take over?? .
Sometimes the tea changes, sometimes the taste changes ...
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danube

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